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January 01, 2012

Ian Fraser, Music

Ian Fraser came to New York from England in 1962 to conduct the Broadway musical Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, and moved to Los Angeles in 1966 to work on the musical film Doctor Dolittle. From 32 nominations, he has received 11 Primetime Emmy Awards for Music Direction. He was musical director for many of the Television Academy Hall of Fame programs, as well as the 1984, 1993 and 2002 Emmy Awards. He received a 1970 Oscar nomination for Scrooge, and conducted the 1984 Oscar telecast. He made his debut as a guest conductor with the Boston Pops in 1992. After recording two Grammy-nominated Broadway albums with Julie Andrews, he returned to Broadway with her to conduct Victor/Victoria. In July 2008 he conducted two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl with Ms. Andrews, which included the symphonic premiere of her children’s musical Simeon’s Gift, for which he composed the music. This is his tenth term as a Music governor, and he is a past president of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers.

Ian Fraser came to New York from England in 1962 to conduct the Broadway musical Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, and moved to Los Angeles in 1966 to work on the musical film Doctor Dolittle. From 32 nominations, he has received 11 Primetime Emmy Awards for Music Direction. He was musical director for many of the Television Academy Hall of Fame programs, as well as the 1984, 1993 and 2002 Emmy Awards. He received a 1970 Oscar nomination for Scrooge, and conducted the 1984 Oscar telecast. He made his debut as a guest conductor with the Boston Pops in 1992. After recording two Grammy-nominated Broadway albums with Julie Andrews, he returned to Broadway with her to conduct Victor/Victoria. In July 2008 he conducted two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl with Ms. Andrews, which included the symphonic premiere of her children’s musical Simeon’s Gift, for which he composed the music. This is his tenth term as a Music governor, and he is a past president of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers.

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